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Peter Teare

Peter Teare


Peter is the chair of the firm’s Corporate Group in Europe and the Middle East. He advises international businesses on cross-border corporate and commercial transactions and related compliance matters.

Peter represents companies from a broad range of industrial and technology sectors but has wealth of experience supporting the international operations of businesses in the defence, aerospace, satellite, security and communications sectors. His expertise in transactional matters include mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, teaming arrangements and the structuring and negotiation of complex commercial transactions. Reflecting his industry experience, Peter is an expert in export control regulation, anti-corruption laws and government procurement rules.

This year, for the fifth time, Peter has won a prestigious honour for outstanding client service. Awarded by BTI Consulting Group, the 'All-Star Team for Law Firms' honour is based on unprompted nominations from corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies.

Peter is dual-qualified: he is admitted as both a solicitor in England & Wales and as an attorney-at-law in the United States, and has practiced in both jurisdictions including five years in Washington, D.C.

Peter regularly assists clients to understand and manage the differences in business law practice between the United States and Europe, and to avoid the misunderstandings and traps commonly encountered in cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing global compliance programs.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 1991 - Crowell & Moring, London (managing partner until 2005)
  • 1986 - Crowell & Moring, Washington DC
  • 1983 - Boodle Hatfield, London